Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Jason watches "Be Kind, Rewind"

Funny, with a surprising amount of heart and a real love of movies.

Reminds me of the joy of watching "Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation". Also reminds me of the trailer to "Son of Rambow" (coming soon, about kids making their own Rambo movie). There seems to be (at least in the indie film community) a bit of an explicit backlash against overly-polished movies in favor of the DIY, let-the-strings-show charm. And if there's anyone to lead that aesthetic movement, Michel Gondry's the man. Go back and look at his collection of music videos. Check out the director's commentary and special features on "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (he had Jim Carrey running and doing quick-changes behind the camera to have him play himself and his subconscious in one unbroken scene--no CGI), or look at "The Science of Sleep". This is almost a manifesto he's been building to his entire career, and I'm fully in support.

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